Digital Journalism and Social Media

Posted: September 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

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The Web and social media have “disrupted” and challenged the privileged monopolies of many closed professions — including  journalism. Established journalists have been forced to adjust to the digital impact on their profession. Today anyone can start start an online news site and compete with large-scale players.

Social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are now major players in the journalism space. See this article in the New York Times: “How Facebook is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism.” See also “Facebook won’t kill journalism, it might even save it.” On Twitter, seeSo Twitter has ruined journalism. Really?” and “How Twitter has changed politics — and political journalism“. On Snapchat, see “Why media companies should take Snapchat seriously” and “Snapchat to hire journalists for 2016 US Presidential race“.

On “citizen journalism“, see this article in the Guardian: “The Rise of Citizen Journalism“. Also this PBS/MediaShift article provides general background, “Your Guide to Citizen Journalism“. Also see this Poynter article, “The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism“. On the impact of citizen journalism, see this article in Mashable, “How Non-Profit Organizations are Bolstering Citizen Media Around the World“. Also from Mashable, this article, “How Citizen Journalism is Reshaping Media and Democracy“.


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